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Bicycle Coalition

Thank you Representative Dave Maloney!

Maloney, a Republican Berks County representative in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, introduced HB792 today to kick off round 2 of the effort to make “parked car protected bike lanes” officially legal on PennDOT Streets in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Read it below:

PA House Bill 792_Parked Ca… by on Scribd

This fix to the PA Vehicle Code is desperately needed to give transportation planners and engineers the option of using this type of protected bike lane to help reduce speeding and increase safety on roadways for bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists.

The absence of this technical fix has held back Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and York (with some exceptions) from installing this commonsense engineering design that calms traffic and improves safety while preserve motor vehicle parking.

The Bicycle Coalition worked with Representative Maloney to introduce the bill and we are grateful for the support of several Philly delegation Representatives — Mary Jo Daley (D-148), Ed Neilson (D-174) and Jared Solomon (D-202) — along with others from other parts of the Commonwealth: Brett Miller (R-41), Mark Longietti (D-7) and Carol Hill-Evans (D-95) who are all initial co-sponsors.

Sarah Clark Stuart

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Sarah’s foray into trail and bicycle advocacy began in 2004 when she became involved in the “Free Schuylkill River Park” campaign to preserve public access to the Schuylkill River Trail in Center City, now known as Schuylkill Banks. Since joining the Bicycle Coalition in 2006, she has been a key player in the Bicycle Coalition’s key accomplishments: the $23 million TIGER trail-building grant; naming and building out the Circuit; lobbying successfully for legislation mandating the inclusion of bike parking in new construction projects; Philadelphia’s Complete Streets policy; and coordinating research and analysis of several reports on bicycling in Philadelphia.

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